Thursday, March 31, 2011

Parker's New Trick

No more training wheels!!!

Last year, Parker would have NOTHING to do with learning to ride a 2-wheeler....and even until yesterday he wasn't convinced that he wanted too. However, yesterday afternoon, I took him over to the basketball park by our house and told him we was going to learn (I *may* have threatened that he wouldn't be able to play the Wii until he could ride down the street & back)!! After a bit of complaining, a bit of crying, and A WHOLE LOT of trying, he finally got the hang of it! It was SO worth it, too....once we got back home, he kept telling us how fun it was to ride a 2-wheeler and how happy he was to learn!! He put a lot of effort into riding, and even though he wanted to give up, he didn't!! Way to go, Parks!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

This morning at our house...

...something went missing! :)

This is the first tooth that Parker has lost...and we didn't even know it was lose!! I think he's excited for the tooth fairy to come tonight!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at our house!! My great grandma Isabella was born and raised in Newtown Ards, Ireland. I love that I have Irish ancestors & I love making this day fun for my kids!!! On St. Patty's Day, we woke up to 'gold' left on the table and counter along with some balloons left by a sneaky leprechaun...

For breakfast, we had key lime yogurt & toast with green sugar sprinkles on top!! Then we went to work getting everybody ready!...we had green shirts, green hair paint and ribbons for girls & Irish tattoos!....

For dinner, I thought about doing a traditional Irish dinner (corned beef & cabbage), but I didn't think the kids would go for it, so instead, I went about making green food....

We had meatloaf (NOT green...gross!), green mashed potatoes, green jello with cool whip, green beans, and green kool-aid....a big hit all around!

During the day, I had also dipped pretzels in come green candy melts to have dessert...the kids loved it!!

We had a fabulous day...and hope you did too!! :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011


...has been working really hard to learn how to write his name....I think you'll be able to tell how pleased he is (just look at his smile!) now that he has it figured out.... :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Annie & Patience

Each month, the elementary school that Abbie, Annie & Parker attend, focuses on a character trait that will help them become better citizens. This month, the character trait was PATIENCE, and Annie was recognized as the student from her class with patience....because of this, she was also presented at the assembly for the entire school. She was so excited!!!

Here she is waiting on the stage...

Then all the 3rd graders being recognized (sorry, blurry)....

Holding her certificate & flower!!...
And getting a big hug from Daddy!...
We are sure pleased with you Annie! We hope you strive to have patience throughout your life!! We love you!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Parker turns 6 years old!

Parker had his birthday the beginning of February (I'm a slacker mom....). He told me a few days before that he "only wanted Lego's"!! Easy enough! ;)

Happy as can be with a new Ninjago set...
And a Lego Creator Cabin set (this is pretty cool 'cause you can build 3 different cabins w/ it has a little camper dude too!)...

A Star Wars set from Grandma....

He built the Ninjago set all by himself!!!...pretty good! Notice his new Lego shirt too....(this kid is easy to please!)...

Yellow cupcakes for dessert!!
Six fun facts about Parker:
1. Parker's favorite color is yellow...given a choice between yellow & any other color, he'll always choose yellow!
2. Parker's favorite Wii game in Sword fighting Showdown...he's (by far) the best player in the family at it.
3. Parker LOVES school! He loves the social aspect, the learning, his teacher (gave her a heart with "I (heart) You" to his teacher the other day), is reading up a storm & is AWESOME at math!
4. Parker sleeps with his pillow pet & about 20 other stuffed animals at night...he loves them!
5. Parker is great at cleaning his room. Even though he doesn't love doing it, he's pretty good at getting it down the right way.
6. Parker usually calls Connor "buddy" instead of by his's cool. Along with that, Parker just has a good heart and loves his brother and sisters!!
Happy (late) Birthday, Parks! We love you bunches!!